Gazetteer of the State of Maine, 1882 page 283
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Gazetteer of the State of Maine With Numerous Illustrations, by Geo. J. Varney

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HOULTON.    283

$444,428. In 1880 at $418,761. The rate of taxation in 1880 was
21 mills on the dollar. Its population in 1870 was 1,541; and in 1880
it was 1,542, an increase of one inhabitant.

Holt’s Mills, a small manufacturing and post village in
Garland, Penobscot County.

Hope is situated on the north-eastern side of Knox County, on
the eastern tributary of the St. George’s River. Camden bounds it
on the south-east, Appleton on the north-west, Union on the south-
west, and Searsmont and Lincolnville, in Waldo County, on the north-
east. The Lake, Lermond, Hobbs, Southern Hobbs, and Fish are the
names of the ponds. The first, lying in the western part of the town,
has an area of two square miles. On the outlets of these ponds are
several water-powers. There are three considerable elevations of land,
—Mount Hatchet near the centre, and two others in the northern part.
The surface of the town is generally uneven. The soil is a rich loam,
and other agricultural requirements are of the best character.

Hope Village and South Hope are the principal centres of business.
The manufactures at the former place are boots and shoes, sleigh-tops,
cider vinegar, staves, etc. At the latter place the manufactures are
sash, doors and furniture, lumber, staves and heads, carriages, mowing-
machines, meal and flour. Hope is 14 miles distant from Rockland
and 20 from Belfast, which are the nearest railway stations.

The settlement of the town began about 1782. It was a tract of
land which had been purchased bv Charles Barrett, of New Ipswich,
N. H., who sold to the settlers. The plantation was from him called
Barrettstown. Reuben and Simon Barrett, Reuben Safford, Enoch
and Walter Philbrick, Samuel and Daniel Bartlett, William ITowett,
Sampson and Stephen Sweetland, Micah Hobb, and Fergus McLain
were among the early settlers, coming from New Hampshire and
Massachusetts. The town was incorporated under its present name
in 1804. It originally had a territory of 33 square miles, hut in 1843
2| miles on the north-west side were annexed to Appleton; taking
from it St. George’s River and two small villages.

Hope has two LTiiversalist societies, and one each of the Method-
ists and Baptists. There are seven public schoolhouses, and the total
school property of the town is valued at $3,500. The valuation of
estates in 1870 was $251,650. In 1880 it was $211,985. The popula-
tion in 1870 was 907. In 1880 it was 830.

Houlton, the shire town of Aroostook County, is situated on
the eastern border of Maine, about half way between Calais and Grand
Falls on the St. John, near the north-eastern angle of Maine. It is 250
miles from Portland, via the old “Military Road ” from Bangor. The
New Brunswick and Canada Railway terminates here; and hence
start the stage-routes to Caribou, Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, Linneus,
Danforth and Patten, in Maine, and Woodstock, in New Brunswick.
The town is bounded on the north by Littleton, south by Hodgdon,
west by New Limerick, and east by Richmond, in New Brunswick.
In the north-western part of the town are two large “ Horse-backs; ”


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